Social Worker – Childrens Exploitation Team

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Grade 9 or 10 Level 1- 4 (£35,737 to £46,412 per annum)
York, North Yorkshire
Job Type
Full Time

We are excited to be welcoming applications for a Social Worker to join our Childrens Exploitation Team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified social worker to work in a supportive, fast paced team committed to ensuring children and families at risk of exploitation are supported and safe.

As an exploitation social worker, you will have a passion for working with adolescents and a clear understanding of contextual safeguarding/exploitation. You will work with young people who are at risk of sexual or criminal exploitation, undertaking assessments and working closely with them, their families and multi agency partners to manage risk and develop safety.  We would welcome applications from social workers who have excellent communication skills, good understanding of trauma informed practice and be able to work persistently and creatively in engaging and supporting young people and families through challenging times.

It is an exciting time to join York as successful candidates will be involved in driving a strong value base of good practice in York with embedding our new practice model, Building Brighter Futures.  We are on an 18-month journey of implementation of  Signs of Safety led by Andrew and Pene Turnell; as well as bespoke training in Family Seeing with Kevin Campbell, with training planned throughout 2024 and 2025.  Successful candidates will receive continuous training, access to knowledge banks and will be part of the leadership group of the Building Brighter Futures practice model forward.

Successful candidates will have a manageable caseload to allow you to form strong relationships with children, young people and the team around them. Our social workers work in a high challenge and high support environment with an established and committed team.  There is regular one to one supervision as well as peer supervision.

Candidates will need to be highly motivated and committed to ensuring timescales are met to ensure our young people receive a good quality service. The candidate will need to be able to work independently, with skills in working within timescales and with conflicting priorities.

It is critical that candidates have excellent written and oral communication skills.  The preparation of clear, analytical, and coherent reports is a requirement of this post.  Assessing need and writing children’s plans which include the voice of children, young people and families throughout the process is essential.

Please be aware that the council is currently unable to sponsor working visas.

This vacancy is available as a job sharing position.

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This role expires 29/05/2024.
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